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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 18, 2009 2:43am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

"I have no idea why -- could be some security model concerns for non-flash file dialogue form element"

This could also mean, a reverse in your argument that Flash is good, by suggesting that Flash allows double file uploads despite it being a KNOWN security concern for ITSELF, i.e, the Flash developers chose to overlook security concerns in order to ensure its Flash would become widely used.

After all, most security concerns, patches, updates, relate to things like Flash, Java etc. The old KISS software, was plain, simple and had few concerns, look at the name FLASH, does not suggest all sorts of flashing lights, animations, etc, things that are not needed?

I am thinking of reading news items on a website, plain text, maybe a photograph, its extremely hard to read, because of all the FLASHing adverts on the same web page.

Are you suggesting that FLASH is going to be used on all areas of the IA too, to make it a better "experience" for people, I note already there is a new on-line video player for the IA, I hope you realise that certain up-loaders could upload videos with a PAYLOAD, exploiting bugs or features in Flash, to turn users PCs into zombies.

Does the IA plan to begin running virus checks on ALL files uploaded to it?

As for size of uploads, is it not something the uploader can check in his head, i.e, is the file bigger than what the IA says it can take? Using software to make that decision is going to turn the human race into non-thinking robots dependant on computers and software, for the most basic of decisions.

Was it "broken" in the first place?

Have you heard of "if it ain't broke, don't fix it?"

I wonder if the change was as a consequence of people having faster internet access now, because originally, with dial-up, people could only manage one file at a time.

So you could say, the change results it people no-longer having to set up files to upload, one by one, one after the other.

What I have found, is allowing Flash to run on my PC, XP and Firefox, my CPU keeps hitting 100%, (55% without Flash) making my I/O lock up, so I can no longer multi task, as in getting other files ready, or monitoring email etc.

I suspect lots of people, whom use older computers because that is all they ever needed to do what they want on the WWW are finding Flash BREAKS their system by overloading their CPU.

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Poster: skies Date: Aug 18, 2009 1:11pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

I noticed there was a reoccuring probleme with flash player adobe when I started to connect dead.net ,but then it got fixed, I don't really know how ,and since then the thing doesn't bother me anymore with request to do the adobe bit over and over again,so,as it's works now ,I ain't got to fix it . Ouf!

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Poster: Administrator, Curator, or Stafftracey pooh Date: Aug 18, 2009 11:28am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

yep was broken badly.
FTP uploads was a constant problem here
and users complained constantly about the
problems it caused.

"it was broke so we fixed it"

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Poster: garthus Date: Aug 18, 2009 1:02pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

Interesting that I used ftp uploads for my digital library and never had problems until OCLC integrated adobe reader and flash into their project client.

Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 18, 2009 8:30pm
Forum: texts Subject: Shock Horror, I am in shock

The Archive downloads FLAT OUT in the last hour.

For a few hours before it was totally DOWN.

But was it my system upgrade or was it the Archive down for an upgrade?

Can somebody tell me?

I spent a day going thru my fault logging, researching, and I discovered an optional Windows upgrade, which I first had trouble using, further research gave me another upgrade to do first.

Was it me, or the Archive doing a fix, in any case, I will post links to my upgrade sources shortly, maybe Gerry knows from looking at my upgrades whether it helped fix things for me.

I have got other WWW commitments first, I might notice improvement elsewhere, but amazingly, I just noted my CPU is down to 6%, hitting 45% spikes when various Apps check the WWW, this morning, when I had no tabs open for the Archive, it was hunting constantly, 55% to 75%

My error logs, did suggest the issue began way back when Gerry began having trouble, and I posted that something major had changed, and all my Apps were getting updates.

MS changed something.

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 18, 2009 8:45pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shock Horror, I am in shock

I have not ever seen my CPU down to 3% before when using Firefox, yes, I suspect now an issue happened with IE8 came out.

I suspected MS might have done something with, or for IE 8, to discredit Firefox.

the upgrade I got, I am guessing was needed due to a new IE8 feature which Firefox got in 3.5 recently

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Poster: garthus Date: Aug 18, 2009 8:56pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shock Horror, I am in shock

The archive was down; since they usually do not say why we can only guess. There is a problem with processes runnig while using flash and other plugins. Be sure to go into the start menu and delete all adobe and flash processes set to run on startup; they are not needed. A good piece of software for this is open source Ccleaner at:

http://www.ccleaner.com/

also try out defraggler and recuva; two other good software apps.

I guess you both saw the message from Pooh. Apparently they think that flash is the next best thing since sliced bread. We will just have to deal with it from our end. As I said you should use kmeleon as the browser; it has very litle overhead and will not hit your processor as hard.

I am putting things up but the share button is very flaky.

Best wishes,

gerry

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Poster: cacadong Date: Jan 6, 2011 5:05pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shock Horror, I am in shock

I agree with you. cleanning registry and defrag help to improve computer performance. Also you can check system services using freeware T55

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 18, 2009 11:00pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shock Horror, I am in shock

I got further info re Pooh's posting.

Also, it appears my updates were relevant, I am just preparing a posting with the info, I need to do a restart on Firefox, to see if any issue repeats, also a HDD of mine had some errors today, I think maybe caused by my upgrade, whatever, I just changed a setting, which should fix it.

My updates seem to have really fixed everything on my PC, so whatever the Archive was down for, I still had issue to fix myself, my informant told me it was related to a FlASH conflict. But I am researching that before I comment, but my earlier posting to reply to Pooh appears extremely relevant now, my informant is not aware of the IA or my issues with it. So, his information was unsolicited.

Like me, he has Asperigers Syndrome, and he is on the WWW almost 24/7 but with different interest, so he picked up tit-bits of info elsewhere that fitted my info.

That SHARE button drives me crazy, very likely some people with epilepsy could have seasures triggered by it

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Poster: garthus Date: Aug 19, 2009 6:12am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shock Horror, I am in shock

Peter,

Down load Ccleaner from this link:

http://www.ccleaner.com/download

It will help clean up registry issues after every upgrade of installation of software.

Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 19, 2009 8:53pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shock Horror, I am in shock

Gerry

I am now catching up. Could you repeat your advice, for one reason, I need to tell some other people.

The replacement for Windows IE updating. (A friend in the USA could use it

All other suggestions.

However, why not create a doc for the IA of all that?

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Poster: garthus Date: Aug 19, 2009 9:22pm
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shock Horror, I am in shock

Peter,

Yes I intend to create a doc for what you ask. Answer always seems to be, we must do it ourselves. I am back on the linux box and it is apleasure to work in a well designed environment. I am using midori for my web browser and it is even faster than keleon (written with GTK toolkit:

http://www.twotoasts.de/index.php?/pages/midori_summary.html

Windiz is at:

http://windizupdate.com/

Windiz states:
Good reasons to use WindizUpdate
No personally identifiable information is collected from your computer.
No more unwanted spyware -- Microsoft Internet Explorer can finally be removed from your computer (if that were possible).
It lists just the updates you need. If an update has been superceded by a newer one, it will not ask you to install the older one.
Using enhanced data from MBSA, WindizUpdate will find more security patches needed for your O/S than the "other" website.
If there is a security issue with a component that is not yet installed, it will not ask you to update it. For example, if you have not installed hyperterminal, it will not update it.
It is not restricted to just Microsoft products. Software from other vendors can also be updated.
Upgrading to the latest version of Internet Explorer is not considered a Critical Update!
Works on Windows versions no longer supported by Microsoft -- Windows NT 4.0 and Windows 95
Our plugin is not an ActiveX control.
Integrated download manager with error detection -- you can cancel downloads at any time, and the next time you wish to install the cancelled update, it will continue from where it left off. Only corrupted sections of the file are redownloaded.

It seems the archive is attempting to mirror Microhit's ideas.

Gerry

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Poster: Time Traveller Date: Aug 18, 2009 3:22am
Forum: texts Subject: Re: Shockwave flash and share button

Just a quick addition, years ago when I did some programming in BASIC on the Amiga, it was extremely easy to write code which when running, checked every key pressed, for validity, and thus to prevent bad things happening.

With Flash, how can anybody be sure of anything, because FLASH does SO MANY THINGS, so much more than just double file uploads, checking file size and the bytes uploaded.

Can the IA ever be sure that FLASH does not end up doing something bad?

And BTW, has use of FLASH resulted because Brewster has got a new file server from Sun, packaged in ONE standard sized shipping container, with heaps of spare capability, such as to run FLASH?

Could usage of FLASH have been recommended by SUN as part of the server upgrade?

I also have an alterer motive for this second posting, I want to monitor a change in postings, which is confusing, maybe its FLASH.